13-Year-Old Boy Admits Shooting, Killing Mom Over Chores at Age 10

| by Michael Allen
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An unidentified 13-year-old boy has admitted to shooting his mother in the head in January 2011 when he was only 10.

The fatal shooting happened in Millersburg, Ohio, over an argument about carrying firewood, claims the boy's uncle.

According to court papers, the boy went to a neighbor’s house, called 911 and said: “I shot my mom. I shot her with a gun."

"[The boy] is one of those that I just feel sorry for,” said defense attorney, Andy Hyde. “He had a lot dumped on him at a young age and responded inappropriately, but the spur-of-the-moment decision now will affect the rest of his life.”

On Monday, the boy entered an equivalent of a guilty plea in juvenile court. He will be sentenced at a later time, reports the Associated Press.

“It’s obviously a very difficult situation because of his age, but it’s still a murder case,” said County Prosecutor Steve Knowling to

Sources: Associated Press and